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This Exclusive Destination South Of Cancun Sets A New Standard For Luxury In The Riviera Maya

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When it comes to luxurious getaways in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Mayakoba stands in a league of its own. 

Spanning 595 acres, this exceptional resort and residential destination boasts four prestigious hotels: Andaz Mayakoba, Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Fairmont Mayakoba, and Rosewood Mayakoba. 

Over the past three years, Mayakoba has undergone a remarkable $120 million renovation, elevating its resort experiences and amenities to new heights.

Mayakoba grounds

The recent unveiling of Mayakoba’s extensive renovation by RLH Properties marks a milestone in the resort’s history.

Banyan Tree, Fairmont, and Rosewood have all received significant upgrades, showcasing the commitment to excellence that defines this exclusive destination. 


Let’s take a closer look at the impressive transformations that have taken place at these renowned resorts.

Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Banyan Tree Mayakoba has emerged from the resort-wide renovation with a stunning array of enhancements. Among the highlights are seven floating lagoon villas, gracefully situated just steps away from the beach. 

These villas offer a two-story layout featuring a cozy bedroom, a heated rooftop plunge pool, and unparalleled views. The resort also introduces 34 new beachfront pool suites, perfect for those seeking a luxurious seaside retreat. 

The reimagined Sands Beach Club is a focal point, featuring an expanded oceanfront pool, a delightful restaurant, a raw bar, a beachfront lounge, and beachside massage rooms offering Banyan Tree Spa’s signature treatments. 

Families will delight in the larger interactive Rangers Club for kids, ensuring that everyone, young and old, has an unforgettable experience.

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba
Image Courtesy Of: Banyan Tree Mayakoba

Rosewood Mayakoba

Renowned for its elegance and serenity, this prestigious hotel has raised the bar even further with its recent enhancements. 

In 2019, the resort unveiled the transformation of its 129 on-property suites, including the opulent three- and four-bedroom Presidential suites. 

Luxury beach

Eight dedicated Wellness Suites were also introduced, each offering a private salt therapy pool, an outdoor serenity pavilion, a reflexology fountain, enhanced sleeping amenities, and a wellness station. 

Most recently, the resort revealed the Founder’s Villa, an awe-inspiring 16,300-square-foot haven of luxury for the most discerning travelers. 

Adding to the vast culinary offerings, Aquí Me Quedo, an adults-only beachfront hideaway with a lively atmosphere, and Zapote, an open-air hacienda-inspired bar celebrating Mexico’s legendary cuisine and agave liquors, have become delightful additions to the resort’s dining scene.

villa in mayakoba

Fairmont Mayakoba

To grasp the exceptional caliber of Fairmont Mayakoba, it suffices to acknowledge that the resort had already earned its reputation as one of Mexico’s premier destinations prior to the revamp. Guests consistently raved about its sleek architecture, awe-inspiring natural surroundings, and exceptional customer service.

Fairmont Mayakoba’s impressive transformation includes the introduction of the magnificent Maykana Beach Club. This massive beach club – which is among the largest in the area – is the core of the resort’s multi-million dollar property-wide revamp.

fairmont mayakoba
Image Courtesy Of: Fairmont Mayakoba

Guests can indulge in five distinctive dining concepts, including the only rooftop bar in Mayakoba with breathtaking views of the Caribbean. The infinity pool, accompanied by five private cabanas, offers a tranquil oasis for relaxation. 

The resort’s 188 guest rooms and suites have undergone updates, while two new dining concepts have been introduced to tantalize the taste buds of selective guests. 

Notable renovations have also taken place at the Tauro Steakhouse and the signature Hix lobby bar, ensuring a refined and enhanced visitor experience throughout the entire resort.

Private Beach in Mayakoba Resort

Beyond the individual enhancements made to each hotel, the Mayakoba experience now includes the remarkable Dive and Water Sports Center, in which visitors can access tennis courts, sports clinics, and equipment rentals. 

Adventurous guests can also enroll in the Mayakoba Dive School, which provides Scuba diving lessons in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, immersing visitors in an underwater paradise.

The comprehensive renovation project at Mayakoba constitutes the largest investment in the resort’s history. With these remarkable upgrades and additions, there’s no doubt that Mayakoba will continue to exceed the expectations of visitors. 

Mayakoba’s commitment to delivering an unrivaled luxury experience has further solidified its position as a leading destination in the Riviera Maya. 

Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or exquisite dining, Mayakoba offers an exclusive haven where luxury and natural beauty intertwine, setting a new standard for excellence in this tropical paradise.

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